The Herding Principle
Livestock grazing is often used as a management tool to deal with wildfire risk worldwide. Long before the 2016 wildfires reached Zichron Yaakov, cattle (and goats) grazed around Ramat Hanadiv open landscapes as an integral part of the park management plan.
Firebreaks to Prevent Fires in Open Landscapes
Fires in open landscapes such as forests and woodlands, which occur in Israel nearly every year, are not natural. These fires are caused by humans, either accidentally or intentionally. Sometimes, fires in open landscapes spread from vegetation-rich areas (planted forests, nature reserves) and harm nearby communities; sometimes the fire moves in th...